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Medellin to Riohacha Bus
The route from Medellin to Riohacha takes about 20 hours, by the intercity bus, going through the distance of 587 mi (945 km). The transportation companies Brasilia and Rapido Ochoa cover the route Medellin - Riohacha, providing bus services at several rates. The called "America's pearl" in Europe, due to the high quantity of pearls at its coasts, has a warm weather of local steppe. The driest month is March, while the most rainy season is October and register an annual average temperature of 82 °F (28 °C). Usually there is a good temperature, so bring with you light clothing; however, the night can be cold, so bring a sweater to warm for shelter.
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Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.
Riohacha is a city located at the shores of the Caribbean sea. It was founded in 1535 by the german Nikolaus Frederman and became a settlement dedicated to the extraction of pearls. Due to its strategic position it suffered several tragedies, such as a raid by british corsair Francis Drake during the XVIIIth century and then a fire provoked by the patriotic army after the sea battle of Laguna Salá. Due to it still being standing as of today, it was named the “Phoenix of the Caribbean”.Until halfway through the XXth century, Riohacha operated as one of the most important Caribbean port for Colombia. Nowadays, Riohacha is a sought after destination visited for its beaches, and is famous for the high amount of references to the city and its history by famous in the works of writer Gabriel García Márquez.